Vocal Jazz

Rebecca Pidgeon – Retrospective (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Rebecca Pidgeon - Retrospective (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Rebecca Pidgeon – Retrospective (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.98 GB (ISO) + 1.91 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.07 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chesky Records | USA | Cat#: SACD242 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Rebecca Pidgeon’s signature sweet voice has spanned three solo albums and distinct musical and song styles; now commemorating the best from each album, Retrospective highlights the individual tiles that together create an exacting mosaic of this amazing singer/songwriter. The collection starts off with a bang featuring Rebecca’s highly regarded rendition of Spanish Harlem, considered an audiophile classic. The release hosts key selections from each of Rebecca’s albums including such favorites as 24 Hours of Love, Fhear a Bhata, and Primitive Man. Retrospective finishes gallantly with the inspiring piece that combines spoken word by husband and famous playwright David Mamet with Sam Cooke’s Bring It On Home To Me, all warmly overlaid with Robert Burns’ famous poem Auld Lang Syne.Read More

Rebecca Pidgeon – The Raven (1994) {2007, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Rebecca Pidgeon - The Raven (1994) {2007, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Rebecca Pidgeon – The Raven (1994) {2007, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.35 GB (ISO) + 1.76 GB (FLAC Mch) + 0.98 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chesky Records | USA | Cat#: SACD329 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Reflective yet contemporary, Rebecca’s lovely voice rings with honest, unpretentious confidence and vivid tenderness. While her Celtic melodies set the mood, her lyrics tell stories, full, rich, textured, and open hearted. The Raven marks the U.S. debut of this amazing talent & Chesky Record’s most striking, powerful and fully realized vocal record to date.Read More

Jacintha – Lush Life (2001) {DSD, WEB Hi-Res}

Jacintha - Lush Life (2001) {DSD, WEB Hi-Res}

Jacintha – Lush Life (2001) {DSD, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.82MHz
Total Size: 2.28 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Groove Note | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Might as well admit my bias: Jacintha has become one of my favorite living female vocalists. I initially came across her work when my friend Paul Seydor, a senior writer for The Absolute Sound, gave me a copy of her first Groove Note album Here’s to Ben, a tribute to legendary tenor saxophonist Ben Webster. I don’t know which impressed me more: the lushness of her voice or the vividness of her interpretations. Read More

Jacintha – Autumn Leaves: The Songs of Johnny Mercer (1999) {2009, DSD, WEB Hi-Res}

Jacintha - Autumn Leaves: The Songs of Johnny Mercer (1999) {2009, DSD, WEB Hi-Res}

Jacintha – Autumn Leaves: The Songs of Johnny Mercer (1999) {2009, DSD, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.82MHz
Total Size: 2.40 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Groove Note | Genre: Vocal Jazz

When Ying Tan told me that Jacintha’s second album for Groove Note would be a collection of Johnny Mercer songs, I felt a quickening of the pulse. Here surely would be a recital of rare sympathy: one of the most purely romantic of all lyricists interpreted by one of the most ravishingly beautiful voices to come along in jazz and popular music this last quarter century. Few new singers of standards display as much awareness of the performing traditions of the American popular song as this Singapore-born and raised jazz singer, whose first album for Groove Note paid explicit tribute to the great tenor saxophonist Ben Webster. Read More

Lyn Stanley – The Moonlight Sessions Volume Two (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}

Lyn Stanley - The Moonlight Sessions Volume Two (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}

Lyn Stanley – The Moonlight Sessions Volume Two (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | DSF Tracks / DSD128 / 1bit / 5.64MHz
Total Size: 4.60 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A.T. Music LLC | Genre: Vocal JAzz

The Moonlight Sessions Project, Volumes One and Two, are an exploration into the depths of love lost and love present. The project was developed with the intention of creating a new take and approach to arrangements and was dedicated to the famous arranger, Sammy Nestico, best known for his swinging Count Basie arrangements but also worked for many other music greats. Mr. Nestico was involved in the development of this project from its inception.Read More

Lyn Stanley – The Moonlight Sessions Volume One (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}

Lyn Stanley - The Moonlight Sessions Volume One (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}

Lyn Stanley – The Moonlight Sessions Volume One (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | DSF Tracks / DSD128 / 1bit / 5.64MHz
Total Size: 4.06 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A.T. Music LLC | Genre: Vocal Jazz

The Moonlight Sessions Project is Lyn Stanley’s best music to date. Filled with the A-Team for jazz musicians–literally the who’s who for today’s superstars–and the most interesting arrangements created in years. And, her musicians think this is one of the best albums they have worked on in a very long time.Read More

Van Morrison – The Prophet Speaks (2018) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Van Morrison - The Prophet Speaks (2018) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Van Morrison – The Prophet Speaks (2018) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz / CD-Format | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz / Hi-Res
Total Size: 440 MB (CD-Format) + 1.46 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Exile Productions Ltd. | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Instead of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Astral Weeks, Van Morrison continues to deliver new work at an enviable pace. He’s long sought to release more than a recording a year in order to keep pace with his intense work ethic. In 2016 he finagled a strategy to accomplish this when he signed separate yet simultaneous label deals allowing him that freedom.Read More

Nnenna Freelon – Shaking Free (1996) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nnenna Freelon - Shaking Free (1996) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nnenna Freelon – Shaking Free (1996) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.43 GB (ISO) + 2.79 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.02 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Records | USA | Cat#: SACD-1012-6 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

For this excellent effort, Nnenna Freelon solidifies her position as one of the better female jazz singers of the 1990s. Her appealing voice and versatility are well displayed throughout a set that includes a 5/4 version of “Out of This World,” the folk song “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” “Birk’s Works,” “I Thought About You,” “Nature Boy,” and three originals. Read More

Sarah Vaughan – Sarah Vaughan (1954) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan (1954) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sarah Vaughan – Sarah Vaughan (1954) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.01. GB (ISO) + 887 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Verve Records | USA | Cat#: B000127-06 IN02 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This 1954 studio date, a self-titled album recorded for Emarcy, was later reissued as Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown to denote the involvement of one of the top trumpeters of the day. Vaughan sings nine intimate standards with a band including Brown on trumpet, Herbie Mann on flute, and Paul Quinichette on tenor, each of which have plenty of space for solos (most of the songs are close to the five-minute mark)Read More